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Coupled CFD and FEA Project Work

CFD and FEA services are our core business and have been for more than 20 years. We are broad generalists in the consulting services business and our differentiator is experience.

Recently we just completed a coupled computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) project on a "Power Augmentation" device that fits onto an existing 60kW gas turbine. The energy physics of this device is to spray water droplets into the inlet of the compressor side of the turbine, thereby increasing the mass density of the already 100% saturated air. This air-water mixture is then combusted with increased gas flow, yielding a 10 to 15% boost in energy output from the turbine. In other words, one can take a 60kW turbine and turbocharge it to ~70kW at no more than 1% of the original turbine cost.

Explore Fatigue Essentials and ditch your fatigue analysis spreadsheets

In conjunction with our affiliate company Applied CAx, we were pleased to explore a new software package — Fatigue Essentials. This software is designed to provide a consistent, user-friendly tool for performing fatigue analysis as a standalone package or linked with FEMAP.

WATCH THE FATIGUE ESSENTIALS VIDEO

In this one-hour webinar we explore a simple example within Fatigue Essentials, and then show how to link Fatigue Essentials with FEMAP to generate a damage contour. We demonstrated an overview of the program workflow, an example of classic fatigue analysis, and the Fatigue Essentials FEMAP Plugin.

What to learn more? Please visit the Fatigue Essentials page.

New overview of our FEA work on Transmissions, Gearboxes and Drive Train Components

We've done a lot of work over the last several years in this corner of the engineering world, so it's time for us to highlight what we've done for our FEA work on transmission, gearbox and drive train components. It's a block of six exciting projects. Dr. George Laird has taken time to develop a project summary and representative model image for each one. As well he compiled all the projects into a video summary.

  1. Heavy-Duty Electric Utility Vehicle Gearbox and Differential Housing
  2. Dual-Cylinder Motorcycle Engine Gearbox and Housing
  3. Transmission analysis of dual-shaft 3,000 HP gearbox
  4. Transmission Shifting Mechanisms
  5. Hydraulic Variable Speed Transmission Housing Analyses
  6. Large-Scale Gearbox for Off-Shore Drilling Platform Winch

Click here to view the case studies summary.

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